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Turkey oak
Quercus laevis
Fagaceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Availability: Native plant nurseries.

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Nutritional Requirements:

Fruit: Acorn.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. Larval host plant for Horace's dusky wing (Erynnis horactius), red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) and white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) butterflies. The acorns are utilized by squirrels.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.

References: Nelson 2003, Schaefer & Tanner 1997

Comments: We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: John Bradford

Copyright by: George D. Gann
Spring growth, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014

Copyright by: George D. Gann
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014

Copyright by: George D. Gann
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014


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